#KaheemSavesDC: A Superhero Success!


#SuperKaheem stops by the Newseum to rescue D.C.’s sports mascots on Dec. 16, 2016. (Newseum)

Washington, D.C., is used to seeing lots of powerful people, but what about a superhero with super powers? That’s something only the Make-A-Wish® Foundation could make happen. With the help of organizations in the D.C. area, including FOX5 DC and Prince George’s County and D.C. Metro firefighters, Kaheem, a five-year-old from Owings Mills, Md., had his wish of helping others come true.

Kaheem, who was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia, started off his day by saving Santa, stuck on the ferris wheel at National Harbor, before taking off for the Capitol building where he received a mission from House Speaker Paul Ryan to find a missing flag. Kaheem also saved Christmas at the National Theatre — and it turns out the Grinch isn’t so scary after all.

Kaheem ended his busy day as a superhero here at the Newseum, arriving in a fire truck and ascending to the second floor where the mascots from D.C.’s beloved sports teams were tied up and in need of a superhero rescue! Hundreds of fans gathered to cheer Kaheem on as he completed his mission.

Even Vice President Joe Biden got in on the fun, tweeting “Good luck on your mission today, #SuperKaheem! We’re all rooting for you here at the White House.”

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